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Basics of the 500-millibar chart

Basics of the 500-millibar chart

One of the more useful weather charts in additional to surface analysis and forecast charts is the 500-millibar chart.

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Weathering the pandemic

Weathering the pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our lives in countless ways, and ocean voyagers are no exception.

Hurricane Humberto

Hurricane Humberto

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been rather active so far, and the historic peak of the season, which is Sept. 10, is two weeks in the rear-view mirror at the time of this newsletter.

Heading north or south

Heading north or south

As we have passed the summer solstice, many U.S. ocean voyagers may be heading north or south of the border.

Southern Indian Ocean hurricanes

Southern Indian Ocean hurricanes

At this time of year, tropical storms and hurricanes are not high in the consciousness of those of us in the Northern Hemisphere as the hurricane season has not yet begun.

Prediction says fewer hurricanes

Prediction says fewer hurricanes

Andrea, Barry and Chantal are just three of the names to be given to Atlantic hurricanes this year by NOAA, which in April released the full list of names that will be used in 2019.

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